Essential information for transport managers

Transport Managers and operator licence holders are faced with operational challenges on a daily basis and on top of this they have to deal with the ever-changing legislation which can be difficult to keep up with and put them at risk of non-compliance.

Transport managers and operator licence holders must keep up to date with the latest legislation to avoid operational failures that could result in public inquiries, prosecution and even loss of the operator licence. Our aim is to help transport managers and operator licence holders stay up to date with the legislation and ensure best practice. 

An EU directive brought in, in 2010 recommended that all CPC holders attend annual refreshers to ensure they were adhering to legislation within their organisation. 

What Will You Learn?

Our course helps transport professionals learn how to effectively manage a transport operation so they can work in line with current legislation and maintain compliance across their organisation.This training course is designed to ensure that operator licence holders, transport managers and cpc holders are fully aware and compliant of their legal and operational responsibilities.

This course is suitable for those running under a restricted, standard national and international operator licences. This course will tell you everything you need to know as a transport manager!

Course Curriculum

What will I learn in this course?

  • 1

    Introduction to the course

    • Accessing Student Support

    • Aims and Objectives

    • Topics Covered Within The Course

  • 2


    • Jan 2021 - New Financial Standing Levels

    • Aug 2020 - EU Drivers Hours

  • 3

    The Transport Manager Role

    • Transport Manager

    • Transport Manager and The Operator

    • Transport Manager and the Traffic Commissioner

    • Transport Manager Repute

    • Transport Manager Infringements

  • 4

    The Operators Licence ( O'Licence)

    • Legislation Update - 01/01/21 - Changes to Financial Standing

    • Who Needs a Licence?

    • Vehicles Within Scope of the Licensing System

    • Operator Licence Types

    • How Long Does An Operator Licence Last

    • Operator Licence Undertakings

    • Operator Online Services (Making Changes To A Licence)

    • Notifying The Traffic Commissioner

    • Relevant Forms

  • 5

    Operator Compliance Risk Score (OCRS)

    • Operator Compliance Risk Scores

    • Latest Changes To OCRS System

    • OCRS Band Thresholds

    • DVSA Earned Recognition

  • 6

    EU Drivers' Hours and The Working Time Directive 2005

    • Overview to DH & WTD

    • Driving and Rest Periods

    • Weekly Driving Limit

    • Two Weekly Driving Limit

    • 12 Day Rule for International Journeys

    • Multi Manning & Ferry or Train Transport - including New Provisions Introduced AUG 2020

    • Working Time Regulations

    • Working Time Regulations - Breaks and Night Workers

    • Working Time Reference Periods

    • Periods Of Availability (POA)

    • Ban on Taking Regular Weekly Rest Periods In The Driver's Vehicle - Introduced Aug 2020

  • 7

    GB Domestic Driving Hours and Working Time Regulations 1998

    • Who Uses GB Domestic Drivers' Hours

    • Drivers' Hours Rules

    • Working Time Regulations 1998

  • 8

    Mixing GB Domestic Rules and EU Drivers' Hours Regulations

    • Mixing GB Domestic Rules and EU Drivers' Hours Regulations

    • Driving Limits and Duty Time

    • Breaks and Rest Periods

  • 9

    Tachographs and Record Keeping

    • The Digital Tachograph

    • The Analogue Tachograph

    • Drivers Digital Tachograph Card

    • Drivers Hours & Working Time Record Keeping

    • Record Keeping Times to Remember

    • Infringement Management

  • 10

    Maintaining Roadworthiness

    • Introduction

    • Organisation and Documentation

    • Roadworthiness Systems - Pre-use Walkround Check

    • Roadworthiness Systems - Preventative Maintenance Inspections (PMI)

    • PMI Intervals

    • Records

    • Vehicle Cleanliness

    • Own Safety Inspection Facilities

    • Contracted-Out Maintenance Provider

    • Roadside Safety Inspections

    • Monitoring

    • Prohibition Notices

  • 11

    Vehicle Weights and Dimensions

    • Introduction

    • Weights and Dimensions - UK

    • Weights and Dimensions - EU

    • Weights and Dimensions - Exceeding Weights

  • 12

    PSV Laws and Regulations

    • PSV Laws and Regulations

    • PSVAR

    • 12 Day Rule for International Journeys

  • 13

    Vehicle Tests

    • Introduction

    • Type Approval & MOT

    • Annual Tests, Preparation & Auditing

  • 14

    Vehicle Excise Duty (VED)

    • Vehicle Excise Duty

    • Trade Licences & Recovery Vehicles

    • Penalties For Committing Offences

  • 15

    Driver Licensing System

    • Categories of Entitlement

    • Checking Licences

    • Medicals

    • Obtaining a Vocational Licence

    • Disciplinary

    • Foreign National Drivers

    • Driver CPC

  • 16

    Public Inquiries

    • Public Inquiry

    • Prepare For A Public Inquiry

    • DVSA, Traffic Commissioners and Public Inquiries

  • 17


    • Drivers Hours

    • Vehicle Costing

  • 18

    Course Summary

    • Summary

    • DVSA Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness

    • DVSA Safe Operators Guide

    • Passenger Vehicle Operator Licencing Guide

    • Drivers Hours & WTD Guidance

    • End of course questionnaire

Who Would Benefit From This Course?

The course is suitable for operator licence holders, transport managers and cpc holders that require familiarisation with their legal responsibilities with regard to undertakings on an operator’s licence. You do not have to be a qualified transport manager to undertake this course, it is open to all however, it is designed for those already working within transport. 

The course provides an understanding of how to keep your operation legal and compliant. Our course is suitable for those running under a restricted, standard national and international operator licences. This course will tell you everything you need to know as a transport manager!


Upon completion of this course, you will automatically receive a certificate of completion accredited by NTP Online Learning.

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